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1/14/2021

Orange County officials announced that Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., will serve as the first large Super Point-of-Dispensing site in the county. The park will allow health workers to administer vaccinations for the coronavirus starting this week.

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Reuters
1/13/2021

Hotels and airports in the Washington, D.C., area have beefed up security in anticipation of potential disruption of next week's presidential inauguration by right-wing foes of the incoming administration. Several hotels experienced trouble last week from guests and bar patrons who were among those protesting the Electoral College certification.

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The New York Times
1/13/2021

Hilton Hotels CEO Chris Nassetta expects business travel to rebound in 2021 largely due to coronavirus vaccine distribution, but he projects a new landscape geared to virtual interaction. "We expect hybrid events to be a key part of our events business in 2021 - as it becomes safer to have smaller group gatherings, organizers will continue to promote virtual attendance, reaching a much larger audience than they did pre-COVID," he says.

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TravelPulse
1/13/2021

The pandemic-caused business slump has prompted the downsizing of a hotel-residential tower near Chicago's Millennium Park. Local developer Magellan has proposed eliminating one of the two hotels approved by the city in 2018 and reducing the number of rooms from 570 to 269.

1/13/2021

Construction is scheduled to begin this month on a $1.5 billion resort near Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., signaling high hopes for a rebound from the pandemic. A 433-room Conrad Hotel and luxury vacation homes are among features of the project funded by Dart Interests.

1/13/2021

Touch Med Spa in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., invites guests to experience personalized skin care services along with the spa's massage therapy and other services. Dry needling and chiropractic services are also available.

1/13/2021

Gena Quast, 100, the founder of the Roman Spa Hot Springs in Calistoga, Calif., has had a day named in her honor by the town, which cited "her support of our local culture and economy."

1/13/2021

Trellis Spa is preparing to reopen next month at the Houstonian hotel in Texas following a renovation and expansion to 26,500 square feet. Medical spa chain OVME, meanwhile, is preparing to open its first Houston location this month.

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Houstonia
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Trellis Spa, OVME
1/13/2021

Demi Lovato is inspiring others with pink nail art that expresses a body positive message for women.

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PopSugar
1/13/2021

A UK study by Openreach found that women were 200% more interested in making an application for an engineering job when language in the job posting was amended to be less male-oriented. Female applicants were put off by phrases such as "getting your hands dirty" and the research found biased language in job advertisements can alienate half of female job seekers.

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Reuters